Southern Governorate

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Southern Governorate
المحافظة الجنوبية
Al-Muḥāfaẓat al-Janūbīyah
Flag of Southern Governorate
Map of Bahrain showing Southern Governorate
Map of Bahrain showing Southern Governorate
Country Bahrain
 • Governor Khalifa bin Ali Al-Khalifa( born May 15,1993)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 101,456
Time zone UTC+3 (Arabia Standard Time)
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The Southern Governorate (Arabic: المحافظة الجنوبية‎; transliterated: Al-Muḥāfaẓat al-Janūbīyah) has the largest area of the four governorates of Bahrain, and the smallest population (91,450).[2] It includes parts of Bahrain's old municipalities - Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Ar Rifa' wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah, and Juzur Hawar (the Hawar Islands). It is the least populated of the regions on Bahrain.

The Governor of the Southern Governorate is Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al-Khalifa, the grandson of Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and the son of Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Deputy Prime Minister.


Coordinates: 25°55′12″N 50°33′00″E / 25.92000°N 50.55000°E / 25.92000; 50.55000